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A Record Six Million U. S. Job Vacancies: Reasons and Remedies

2020 Rayburn House Office Building

Full Hearing Transcript is Available Here

WASHINGTON, DC—Chairman Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) today announced that the Joint Economic Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2020 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Witnesses will address the reasons for the record-setting number of job vacancies in the United States and how American workers could be matched better to the available job opportunities. Increased workforce participation and productivity are critical for accelerating economic growth and improving opportunities for American families. Watch video of the hearing.  Transcript of the hearing is available here


Hearing on “A Record Six Million U. S. Job Vacancies:  Reasons and Remedies”


Ms. Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Senior Fellow and Director of the Economics21 Program

Manhattan Institute

Washington, D.C.


Dr. David T. Harrison


Columbus State Community College

Columbus, Ohio


Mr. Scot McLemore

Technical Workforce Development Manager

Honda North America, Inc.

Marysville, Ohio



Dr. Betsey Stevenson

Associate Professor of Public Policy of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Mich.



10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Room 2020 of the Rayburn House Office Building

Chairman Pat Tiberi presiding.